This is the Nationals for beginning skydivers. All rookie skydivers from any dropzone are welcome to participate in this 3-way scrambles style competition.

Teams change each round based on a random draw, but will always include one experienced ‘coach’ (members from SDC Rhythm XP, SDC Core, and more!). Scores will be judged by an officially rated judge and prizes are awarded to the top three individuals.

The winner will take home a Rookiefest Trophy that will give the DZ bragging rights that they produce the best students!

We invite jumpers from all dropzones to participate. At the end of the first day join us for a brief seminar on topics that cover gear, canopy, exits, safety, competitive skydiving, formation skydiving and more! In the evening come to our famous Tiki bar to enjoy dinner and drinks.

Rookie skydivers can participate in up to two Rookiefest Competitions, provided they meet either of these criteria:
• Less than 200 total jumps OR
• Less than 2 years in the sport as a Rookie

Pre-Registration: (Ends 8.23.22): $70 

Registration: (8.24.22-9.23.22): $85

  • PLUS 5 jumps @ $30 each
  • Discounted Gear Rental @ $45/jump (Can only use for the 5 comp. Jumps and includes rig, helmet, jumpsuit and pack job)

You must fill out both for registration:
Registration Payment:
Registration Experience Form:

See you soon!


The event is finished.


Sep 24 - 25 2022


All Day


Skydive Chicago


Skydive Chicago

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